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CGD Expert Discusses PEPFAR Funding, New Acceleration Strategy

Center for Global Development: Will PEPFAR “Acceleration” Put Its Money Where Its Mouth Is? Rachel Silverman, senior policy analyst and assistant director of Global Health Policy at CGD, discusses PEPFAR’s Strategy for Accelerating HIV/AIDS Epidemic Control, which identifies 13 target countries where PEPFAR will focus on accelerating progress toward epidemic…

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ABC/Radio National: The fight to eradicate malaria, from the first Malaria World Congress (Swan/Smith, 7/9). ABC: Samoa recalls vaccines, orders full investigation after two baby deaths (Graue/Walsh, 7/10). New York Times: ‘I Couldn’t Tell Anyone’: Women Around the World Reveal Intimate Stories of Abortion (Sedgwick, 7/9). New York Times: Amid…

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CIDRAP News: South African TB study finds lower death rate with bedaquiline (Dall, 7/11). CNN: Australian experiment wipes out over 80% of disease-carrying mosquitoes (Yeung, 7/10). Kaiser Health News/CNN: Inexpensive TB vaccine shows promise against juvenile diabetes (Rodriguez, 7/12). Newsweek: HIV-Positive Children Are More Likely to Have Developmental Disabilities, New…

Investing In Civil Society Crucial To Effective HIV, TB, Malaria Response

Thomson Reuters Foundation: To end the world’s deadliest diseases, invest in civil society Allan Maleche, human rights lawyer, board member of the Developing Countries NGO Delegation to the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and executive director of the Kenya Legal & Ethical Issues Network…

HIV/AIDS Progress Slowing, Action Needed To Meet Global Goals, UNAIDS Warns In New Report

Financial Times: AIDS battle threatened by complacency, U.N. body says “The global battle against AIDS has reached a crucial phase, with partial success in saving lives through drug therapy ‘giving way to complacency,’ according to the body coordinating the U.N. response to the disease. Reviewing the current state of the…

UNAIDS Event Highlights Role Of Business In AIDS Response

UNAIDS: Ending AIDS is everyone’s business This update summarizes comments made at a UNAIDS event held on July 16 during the ministerial segment of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in New York. The update states, “Business leaders have met to explore how more and better action by business…

CSIS 2-Part Podcast Discusses Drivers Of HIV Epidemic In South Africa

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Take as Directed”: Drivers of the Hyperepidemics of HIV in South Africa: Pt. 1, Social and Economic Risk Factors Janet Fleischman, non-resident senior associate at the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, speaks with leading AIDS researcher Quarraisha Abdool Karim in a two-part series on…